May 18, 2024  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Accounting Option, A.S.


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This option trains students in the use of the accounting software used in industry by introducing computerized applications early in the sequence of courses. Students interface with the public through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) component of this option as they help interested members of the community prepare their tax returns.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Semester 1


Total Credits: 15-16


Semester 1 Advising Note

  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.
  • Explore BHCC Student Activities offered i.e., BHCC’s Entrepreneurship Club.
  • Create and follow education plan.

Total Credits: 15


Semester 2 Advising Note

  • Meet with an advisor to begin career planning activities.
  • Begin exploring transfer options: attend a transfer workshop and the College transfer fair.
  • Complete a volunteer activity in an area of interest.
  • Learn about Alpha Beta Gamma (Business Honor Society) and Alpha Kappa Mu (General Honor Society).
  • Inquire about the Commonwealth Honors Program.

Semester 3


Total Credits: 16


Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Continue preparations for transfer: write essays for transfer institution, collect letters of recommendation, apply for transfer.
  • Develop a financial plan for continued education and life after graduation.
  • Complete a pre-graduation check with an advisor in LifeMap.

Total Credits: 15


Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Gather recommendation letters from faculty and staff.
  • Apply for Graduation.
  • Finalize your resume and upload it to your ePortfolio and LinkedIn website.

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


  • Understand all variables that are relevant to preparing individual tax returns at both the state and federal levels.
  • Prepare a set of financial statements for a service, merchandising, or manufacturing business that is structured as either a proprietorship, partnership, or corporation.
  • Analyze a set of financial statements to determine the strengths or weaknesses of the business.
  • Understand the importance of cash flow within a business and account for its use and source in evaluating the effectiveness of managerial decisions.

Career Outlook


This option qualifies graduates to enter the accounting profession in entry-level positions.

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